Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Winner and Backings

I am proud to say that I am up this early in the morning - Last night was a wonderful trip to Estes Park, and a late arrival home. And I was tired......

But I have already done chores, ( the outside ones) , and did a quick clean of the inside - at least as clean as it is going to get for today... and started potato soup in the crock pot . So until Wrangler Man finds me - I get to Sew!~!!

First - the Winner... Pat R - you will be recieving a $15 gift certificate from Equilter.com - it will come via email so don't delete it.... Congratulations!

Second...The Backing!

When I make Quilts I have a really bad habit of finishing the top and putting it in a pile. Then when I decide to quilt it I try to find a backing. And since I don't have what I think I want I go shopping and then, I have to make it - so the backing part can delay me for a while! This go round - I am making the backings NOW!

For the Red White and Blue one - I chose a patterned Blue. It is simple. My quilt top measured 65 x 80. It will be Longarm quilted so I made my backing bigger. I made it 71 x 87. I think that this will give me enough to bind it to when all is quilted and ready.


For the Second one - well I am waffling. This is what I have found in my stash. What do you think? To much? To crazy? Just right? When I first started this quilt it didn't have a recipient in mind... it was fabric that my boys chose at Quilt a Fair and I was going to USE it immediately instead of stashing it.

As I have been sewing it I have been thinking that it might go to a gal that I work with at the VA. She was in Vietnam and is very instrumental in helping some of these OEF/OIF vets.   And she's a bright happy gal....

And yes - that is a whole bolt of fabric...don't hate me because I.... have fabric *giggle*

Quick story - I use to be a buyer for a clothing company, and I would have to estimate that we will make 70 pairs of pants of this fabric so I need about 210 yards and Bam - It was bought. Do you know how HARD it is to  buy 1/4 yards compared to that?????   Seriously????

6 comments:

JoAnne said...

I love the orange print for the back! Bright and happy - go for it!

tomilu said...

I like it!!! Bright is my fav color.

Anonymous said...

That makes 3 of us vote for the happy fabric you picked!! Sounds perfect for the lady you described.

sdgodfrey said...

Are you kidding?? That is SO PERFECT!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW....imagine my surprise when I read your blog today! Thank you so much for the gift certificate!.....And...regarding the backing for the orange/yellow/etc. rail fence..I think it is PERFECT!

I quilted one QOV yesterday...today quilting a ladybug quilt that will go to a 3 yr old girl, then another QOV.

tomilu said...

My top is done!!! It is on my blog.
www.LadyQuilter.blogspot.com